The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

December 16, 2020

Principal's Message

Campo Families,

Just a reminder the next two days are half-days (Thursday 17th & Friday 18th). Please see our website for the bell schedule. As we wrap up the last week of the semester I feel so much gratitude for everyone's hard work and dedication. I am continuously grateful that I get to lead our amazing community. As we receive more information over the next couple of weeks we will continue to keep everyone updated. Please look for further information from the GPS district office in regard to our return next semester.

Our administration would like to wish all of our families happy holidays and a happy new year. Thank you for your continued support and stay well over break.

Krista Cox, Ed.D.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @cvhs_dr.cox Twitter: @CVHS_DrCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School

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Happy Holidays

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Hybrid Bell schedules

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from our health office

COVID-19 Guidelines and Reminders

Students need to stay home if they have any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New onset cough or shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches/chills or loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

  • OR Someone at home who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting for test results for COVID-19

  • OR Been within 6 feet of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more or had physical contact

COVID scenarios and when students may return to school:

1. POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since positive test AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved.

2. NO COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved OR doctor’s note indicates an alternative diagnosis.

3. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST*: No fever for 24 hours without medication AND all other symptoms have improved.


Currently, the options to quarantine are as follows:

  • 10 full days from date of exposure
  • Acquire a PCR or Antigen (rapid) test on the full 5th day from exposure, if this test is NEGATIVE you may leave quarantine after 7 full days.

*These recommendations are current as of 12/7/2020. Recommendations are subject to change as the situation evolves. For more information, please visit Maricopa County Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Helpful COVID Resources



Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102


Counseling Department

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Dewarrat Google site link

Counselor- Ms. Diggs Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. McManus Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Lange Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Carpenter Google site link

Academic Interventionist- Mr. Wirth Google site link

Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121


students of the month

Jacob Ortiz nominated by Mrs. Downer

Ben Barnes nominated by Mr. Adams

Sam Norton nominated by Mr. Kozacek

Samantha Sietmann nominated by Mrs. Payne

Calvin Hixon nominated by Mr. Merrit & Ms. Kacie

Jayce Bollschweiler nominated by Ms. Ray


Counseling Department news

AP Exam Registration

Hello AP Students-

The deadline to sign up and pay for your AP exams has passed and there now is a late fee of $40 per exam as mandated by the College Board.

Please follow the 2 steps on the handout to register for an exam. They are outlined here. Students must complete both steps to successfully register.

The deadline to register WITH late fees this year is February 26, 2021.

Important PSAT Information

For those students who took the PSAT on October 17th:

Please create or make sure you can log into your College Board account so you can easily access your scores online and unlock a robust set of personalized resources to help you understand your PSAT score. Create account or log in here:

Students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet should have received an email reminder to view their October PSAT/NMSQT scores online on December 7 and 8.

Paper score reports will be mailed to the schools soon and distributed when we return from winter break.

For those juniors taking the PSAT on January 26th:

Please stay tuned for details as we get closer to the test date. As of now, it is scheduled to be a school day test from 8:00 am to noon. Pending the status of school, this could change to an after school test. Please be understanding and flexible if we have to make any last minute changes. Also, please note that this is a national test date that we cannot change due to the status of Gilbert Public Schools.


ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning


EVIT has opened their online application. Due to the nature of this year, they decided it would be best to open it early. Below is a video that will walk you through the application.

Sophomores can begin applying by going to Once EVIT has all of your documents, Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, then your application will be reviewed and possibly accepted. Email to get your documents.

Campo's EVIT representative will be on campus twice in January to help with enrollment, but for the programs that fill up quickly (most programs offered at East Campus: Aviation, Vet Assistant, Future Engineering, East Cosmetology, East Medical Assistant, East Nursing Assistant) I would recommend you fill an online application sooner than later. To secure specific timeframes (AM or PM time slots), I would also recommend enrolling sooner.

How to apply at EVIT:


Sophomore Presentation

Sophomore parents-

The following ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) presentation was assigned to sophomore students to view through their English classes. Check it out!




enrollment information

Campo Verde Global Academy & Flex Students

Please take a moment to review our Global Academy/Flex Student CVHS Newsletter. This document contains frequently asked questions and updates as we wrap up the semester.

Planning on coming back to Campo full-time next semester?

Complete the enrollment steps located at

Once the form is complete, our registrar will follow up with you to enroll your student to attend a full-day of in-seated instruction at Campo Verde.

This registration must be completed by any student/family that is currently full-time Global or Flex and is planning to attend full-time in person.

Planning to attend another school either in district or out of district next semester? A parent or guardian must officially withdraw their student from Campo Verde High School. The process only takes a couple of minutes at the Attendance office. Their hours are 6:30 a.m - 3:45 pm and if you call ahead they will have the paperwork all ready for you to sign. Completing this in a timely manner will help the transition to your student’s new school.




Toybox is still taking registrations for the 2021-2022 School year. Click the image below to be directed to the Gilbert Schools website to register.

  • FCCLA Early Childhood Education completed their CPR & 1st aid training through Helping Hearts.
  • TOYBOX Lab students & TOYBOX Work Study Students teaching & working with preschoolers.
  • TOYBOX preschoolers have some Halloween, Spirit Day and Thank a Hero Day fun!


Activities and Clubs

Dr. Sean Jonaitis, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen H - O

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



Class of 2021!

Just a quick reminder...if you have not ordered your graduation items, don't delay!


If you still need to order a Cap and Gown, click on the direct link best for you below:




Don't miss out on the group order. Order by Dec. 15 and be sure to receive your order with the rest of the senior class on delivery day.

Watch informative JOSTENS VIDEOS here.

Senior Delivery Day: March 30, 2021

Questions? Call 1-800-567-8367

If you would like to order in person visit us at:


21023 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 85024

Monday - Friday / 10:00am -5:00pm




Congratulations to Seniors Olivia Harris-Neman, Alyssa Cave, Elizabeth Cole and Erin Choi for being selected as part of the 8 shadowing Banner Gateway throughout the year. Unfortunately, with the spread of COVID they have not started their training, but this opportunity will include observations in rehabilitation services, nursing, genetics, research, laboratory services, integrative therapies, respiratory therapy and radiation oncology. Plus being able to speak to professionals in all departments.
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Bite-size project, by erin choi

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*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant after January 10. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

Oct 3-Jan 10 -$70

*Jan 11- Mar 1 -$75

*after Mar 1 -$80

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Performing Arts

December 2020 Students of the Month

Band: Peter Hilbert

Choir: Alli Grimm

Orchestra: Agnes Robinson

Theatre Arts: Annabelle Fry



Fall Concert

Despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CVHS Orchestra ensembles delivered beautiful performances at the fall concert on October 22. Students were able to invite two guests, all of whom wore masks and sat at least 6’ from each other. Follow the Orchestra Program on Facebook (CVHSOrchestra) and Instagram (campoverdeorchestras) to see more images from concerts and activities, and to stay up to date on program happenings.

Support the Orchestra Program

Visit the CVHS Orchestra website to learn how you can support this amazing program. With

ShopWithScrip, our newest fundraising program, buy gift cards from over 750 of your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases. You get the full value of the cards and the orchestra program receives a percentage of the proceeds. No extra money spent; no extra time wasted.


Marching Band Awards & Winter Concert

The marching band celebrated the completion of a successful season, despite all the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Matt Kozacek shared words of praise for the ‘can do’ spirit of the marching band, and after watching a season recap video, acknowledged students with awards for their contributions and leadership of the marching band. Freshman Chloe Smith received the Rookie of the Year Award and junior Peter Hilbert received the award for the Most Valuable Player.

This year instead of the traditional in-person winter concert, the CVHS bands recorded their performances for a soon to be released video presentation. Amazing music was shared by the Green Jazz band, the Copper Jazz band, the Concert band, the Symphonic band, and the Wind Ensemble!



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103


Physical Education

Physical Education Students of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to our December "Physical Education Students of the Month"

Freddie Goodson (Coach Cornell)

Jake Koglmeier (Coach Bishop)

Jalen Alicea (Coach Dukes)

Brooke Ryan (Coach Schnittger)

Evelyn Csaky (Coach Matthews)

Ava Dunn (Coach Cook)

Hannah Bates (Coach Blackburn)

These students were selected for their OUTSTANDING Character, Commitment, and Courage!


Join us for OPEN GYM intramurals in the gym (or outside) during both lunches. Come be active, have fun and enjoy being healthy!


Join us in our weight room for after school weights. Come dressed ready to strength train and work hard on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-3:15pm. Questions, please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY Community Service Project....

Our CVHS Physical Education Department would like to thank all of our students, teachers, coaches, faculty, and CV Community Members that so generously purchased gifts for families in need from within our GPS Community. You are greatly appreciated and we are so proud to have "adopted" and served 70+ families in need. Our CVHS generosity is greatly appreciated!


Career Center

Mrs. Amy Jacobson, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Jacobson is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.

Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram @cvhs_college_career_center

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment


Click HERE for more information about the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA HERE

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Congratulations to Isabella Oda and Caleb Weaver on being selected as CVHS representatives for the 2021 HOBY State Leadership Conference this summer. The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership organization has a mission to inspire and prepare future young leaders for a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY empowers young people to dream big, make an impact and change the world. We had many outstanding nominees and candidates this year; thank you to all who participated in the process. For more information visit


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Library Updates


We are proud to announce the current standings of our Top Readers. Library checkouts are accumulated all four years for students and the top ten readers in each grade are announced every quarter. They will be getting a little treat from Mrs. Flaherty to congratulate them on their reading!

The library decorated two different trees this year to help keep spirits bright. One of the trees is a fun celebration of Campo’s very own Buddy the Elf, Mr. Baker. Zoom in on the picture to see the ornaments that use pictures of Mr. Baker spreading holiday cheer dressed up as Buddy the Elf. And our other tree is called The PositiviTREE. It is filled with ornaments that have motivating and uplifting statements. We hope our Campo students feel loved!

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digital citizenship


It can be awkward to talk with your teen about online predators, especially since teens tend to think they have it all under control. Here are some helpful questions to ask and suggestions on what to say to your teen:

How to Talk to Teens About Dealing with Online Predators

The holidays are going to look different this year. Here are some resources to connect your teens with the family. See if one of these will be a nice activity to do together with your family: Holiday Gratitude (9-12 graders)


Events & Fundraising


Are you ready for the annual SOUPer bowl? All 3rd-hour classes will compete to see who brings in the most cans and non-perishables. The winning class gets the Golden Can trophy. The competition begins on the 25th of January and ends on the 5th of February. Will your class be the first Arizona team to win the SOUPer bowl? Teachers, email Ms. Diggs for a form and additional information about the 2020 Souper bowl. Help raise food for those in need in our community.

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MGMC EXTENDED HOURS HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE December 29 7:30am-5:30pm Conference Rooms 2 & 3

As a special thank-you for presenting to donate blood, plasma or convalescent plasma Tuesday, December 29th at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, we’ll send you a special edition Vitalant T-shirt or 200 Bonus Vitalant Reward Points redeemable via email. Reserve your donation time at code: MercyGilbert or call 1-877-25-Vital. Each donor will also receive a voucher for a 10” cheese pizza from Streets of New York.

16/17 year old donors: download Consent Form here:

Additional donor reminders: invite another lifesaver to join you, wear a mask, bring ID, drink extra water, eat a meal prior to donating and check your antibody status in your donor portal 3 weeks post donation.

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